Pat Leahy Presses Christopher Wray on Whether He’d Give Trump a Pledge of Loyalty

During today’s confirmation hearing for FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray, Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) wanted to know if Wray would be open to pledging an oath of loyalty to President Donald Trump, something former FBI Director James Comey suggested Trump wanted from him before he was fired.

After touching on the Donald Trump Jr. bombshell and labeling Russia both an “adversary” and an “enemy,” Leahy then pressed the nominee on his willingness to pledge loyalty to POTUS. He first asked Wray if he had been approached by anyone in the White House on the question of loyalty to Trump.

Wray noted he hadn’t been approached, adding that his loyalty is to the Constitution and that he “sure as heck didn’t offer” a loyalty pledge.

“What you told me yesterday, you would not give one if asked?” Leahy asked.

“Correct,” Wray responded.

Leahy also brought up then-Senator Jeff Sessions’ grilling of Sally Yates at her confirmation hearing for Deputy Attorney General as an example for his next question to Wray.

“If the president asked you to do something unlawful or unethical, what do you say?” the Vermont lawmaker asked.

“First, I would try to talk him out of it,” Wray stated. “If that failed, I would resign.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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